|Gelin (neighbour) and Martin|
I am amazed at how very different each wedding turns out to be. Yet there are certain things that remain the same, regardless of who is getting married. In each wedding the couple vows to love, honour, respect, cherish one another..."till death do us part".
When one actually reads the traditional wedding vows, I mean carefully reads them, the couple is promising an awful lot! Not only a lot, but things that are almost impossible to fulfill. Yet, through the centuries, couples repeat them, and try to honor them.
|Jose Angel and Lili (neighbour girl from Chihuahua)|
But alas the wedding is but a day. Then comes the work of honouring those vows that one made. This is another test completely. I told my sons that they needed to put more effort into the actual marriage than the wedding day. I have told my married kids that if they ever thought they needed help I would pay for counselling. Why? Not because I think that they won't make it but because I believe one must work at one's marriage and put in 100%. I also know that we are human and selfish, that the glow of that lovely wedding day dims, and too many choose to call it quits.
|Jessy & Peter (friends)|
|Gaby & Mariano (neighbour boy)|
|Brittany (niece) and Jason|
|Whitney & Ryan (friend)|